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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

~~~ Barges on the Mississippi ~~~

Susan at A Southern Daydreamer is our wonderful host for "Outdoor Wednesday". If you are interested in this event head on over to Susan's place....There is a link on the logo picture....go visit more Outdoor Wednesdays and learn what it is all about. Join in the fun.....
Thank you very much Susan

One of the things we love to do the most while we are here at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River RV Park in West Memphis is to sit by the bank and watch the tugboats go up & down the Great Mississippi... We see so many different kinds and wonder what are they hauling and where are they going. There are small ones and big ones and long ones and short ones. It doesn't matter to us we love them all! I hope you enjoy my pictures of all the different tugs & barges that we see each day while we are here.
Alyssah enjoying the view and a small tug unloading it's haul at the docks

After sitting around working so hard watching the tugs & barges we finally worked up an appetite. Well back to my list of Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives we chose to go to Uncle Lou's Fried Chicken... We enter the address into our GPS and off we go. We finally arrive and it is in a strip mall & looks kind of iffy to me BUT I say let's go in. Guy Fieri would not steer us wrong would he??? Well he didn't! First thing I notice when I walk in there sits Uncle Lou just a smiling and welcoming us to his restaurant (DIVE). I got so excited you would have thought I was looking at Johnny Depp. After we took a picture with him I got so bust chatting about his debut on TV and all I took no other pictures... He has his original and his spicy sweet love sauce that you can have on the chicken... you can even choose both and we did... all I can say is that was some of the best chicken I have ever had. If that wasn't enough his biscuits are baked to perfection and then dipped into a honey sauce... OMG! I thought I had died and went to heaven. SO if your ever here and want some fine fried chicken go there...
Do not be afraid it is so good you will not regret it.
Here are the only two pictures I took... That Uncle Lou had me all excited...
Isn't he just so cute and cuddly like a little teddy bear.
Here is a picture of the food but I got it off the Internet because I forgot to take one... DUH!
Also if you want to see Uncle Lou's on TV again he'll be on the Best thing I ever ate with my fingers on the Food Network August 11th at 8:30 pm

Well it was another great day and just look at the beautiful moon pictures I got...
See the barge in the first one and how about the beautiful reflection
on the river in the 2nd one

I sure hope you liked my barges and if you want to see them
closer just double click on any of the pictures
Until Later
Hugs And Kisses


Stacey said...

Hi Donna! You got some great pictures. That chicken sounds like it's to die for. :)

SmilingSally said...

I think you should go back to Uncle Lou's and take some more pictures. While you're there, you can have some fried chicken shipped to me!

Anonymous said...

Geez oh Pete, everytime I click on your post I get a different one, then I tried to leave a comment it wouldn't accept that either. So, I'll try this one.. Norm loves to watch those barges on the river too. He would be sitting there for hours right with you. That chicken looks so good. We'll have to hit that one when we're back in Memphis.

Love Ya,

Claudia said...

Now this looks FUN fun!!

Love all the tugs!

I can almost hear them in the background.

TTFN~~Claudia ♥

nikkicrumpet said...

Sheesh sis...I leave and come back and you look 10 years younger and more beautiful than ever. Have you been visiting one of those Hollywood doctors? And you made my tummy growl with this post....and it's too early for lunch!

Dawn Marie said...

ummm my mouth is watering. i KNOW that chicken was good.

your photos are so pretty, the barges, the moons,,,awesome

Mike Goad said...

That campground is something that we'll definitely keep in mind. We've been through Memphis many, many times over the years and have stayed in hotels or motels 3 or 4 times. This sounds like a great place for a base camp for visiting the area.

Haw Creek Out 'n About

Rick said...

Great pics and thanks for the tour. I really enjoy reading your blog.

Anonymous said...

Morning, Dear Donna! Oh, I love those barge photos! Everything looks so calming! Now I would love to have some of that fried chicken. I'm a southern gal and um um! You look so cute all tickled!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Justine said...

Hey donna, didn't you do a post on the barges last year too? I think I remember that!

How fun that you got to meet Lou and take a pic with him! I think it's so cool you're trying out all these restaurants that were feature on the FN!

Justine :o )

Regina said...

Beautiful view and shots.
Wonderful post.

Anonymous said...

Donna!!!!! Great pics as usual!

Donna Marie

cindy said...

Yes, ship the fried chicken to us up north...looks good!. (I would love to go to some of those places they have on that show).....where to next?

Baba said...

Hi Donna, I would love to sit on the grass and watch all of the different barges come down the Mississippi River..a great place to take pictures.. thanks for sharing these wonderful shots..

The moon shining over the water is a super shot.. Wow!!!

Have a fun day.. hugs, Baba

Ginger said...

I'm with Justine, I think I remember these tugs and barges from last year. Isn't that the place you were and they had machine guns on them?
Well, doesn't matter, I love seeing them and could sit on the shore and watch them for hours. Then I would have to go have me some of that fried chicken, too.

Diana said...

I'll bet Lou was really excited to have a fan visit. You probably made his day!

Beth at Aunties said...

Sure wish we would have known about Uncle Lou's Fried Chicken when our son lived in Memphis for four years. We were always looking for a great place to eat.
The mississippi River is a fun palce to watch with all it's activity. Thanks for sharing a memory with me!


Sue said...

awesome pictures again Donna, and of course you always show us the most YUMMY FOOD!!! Thanks for being so sweet, always! I need to post about all you wonderful kind woman and how much I appreciate your friendship! Love ya Donna! xo

Angie said...

Now you done gone and made me hungry at almost midnight! Beautiful pics!

Tootsie said...

this looks like a wonderful place to visit!

Carole Burant said...

Hello dear Donna:-) I would so enjoy sitting there watching the barges and tug boats go by...I love anything like that. Isn't it funny how some restaurants look like dives and yet the food is so fantastic?! Glad you decided to go ahead in, the food sounds delicious and how awesome that you got to meet and chat with Uncle Lou himself!!! I want to go to Memphis now...being such a huge Elvis fan, I think I really do need to get over there anyway! lol xoxo

Dawn Fine said...

Looks like another wonderful place to stay!
Thanks for all these great ideas of places we must visit!


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